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Crawforde replied to the topic 'Harmonica Happy 2.0' in the forum. 2 minutes ago

Enjoy that!
They are good fun and Swan's can be surprisingly good for the price.

Mine likes me to play with a wide open mouth cavity and gentle pressure.

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jeremyh replied to the topic 'Harmonica Happy 2.0' in the forum. 23 minutes ago

I'm not sure how happy this harmonica is going to be, but I got it for an inconceivably low price and my voice is quavering with excitement :
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I think it'll be a wile before I post a tune.

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Sarge replied to the topic 'Ragtime Annie' in the forum. 34 minutes ago

Thanks Richard.

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keith replied to the topic 'Beginners Tabs & Exercises' in the forum. 4 hours 42 minutes ago

Here's one from the internet which shouldn't be too hard.

Will the circle be unbroken
(Diatonic in C)


3 -3 4 4 5 -4 4 5

5 4 5 4 5 -4 4

4 3 4 4 5 -5 6 5

5 4 5 4 5 -4 4

4 3 4 4 5 -4 4 5

5 4 5 4 5 -4 4

4 3 4 4 5 -5 6 5

5 4 5 4 5 -4 4

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keith replied to the topic 'Beginners Tabs & Exercises' in the forum. 5 hours 12 minutes ago

OK - I'll go first. :)

Not very exciting, but helps you get clear single notes.

The C diatonic scale.
(positive number = blow)
(negative number = draw)

Blues/ Richter tuned C 'harp
4 -4 5 -5 6 -6 -7 7
(C D E F G A B C)

Chromatic in C (& solo tuned diatonic)
1 -1 2 -2 3 -3 -4 4
(C D E F G A B C)

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Shamrock shared a photo. 6 hours 4 minutes ago

I currently follow lessons at www.bluesharpinc.nl/

Shamrock shared a photo. 6 hours 11 minutes ago

I ordered such a beauty with sugarcain.co.uk/ - feeling happy

Harmlessonica Congrats! I've been considering ordering one of his customs for ages, please post a recording when you can ... 5 hours 31 minutes ago
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Shamrock It's gonna take some time, since the delivery time is about 10 to 14 weeks. So it will be Xmas when this beauty gets to me 5 hours 26 minutes ago
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richardarmstrong replied to the topic 'Ragtime Annie' in the forum. 7 hours 3 minutes ago

Ragtime Annie
Now that sounds like it takes a lot of air.....................Well done sarge.

richard

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Sarge replied to the topic 'Ragtime Annie' in the forum. yesterday

Thanks!!!! Nope not pulling anyone's leg, I really did attend a squirrel hunt in the Shawnee Forest and have attended it for the last 14 years. We have had folks from Great Britain attend the hunt regularly. Squirrels are a challenge with a .22 rifle and are very good eating.

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spideryak replied to the topic 'Ragtime Annie' in the forum. yesterday

Nice playing, and a fun song.
(okay I can't tell for sure if you're "pulling our leg" about hunting squirrels)

though in these parts it is not unheard of playing..Cow patty bingo...usually as a fun raiser where you bet on where....well you get the idea..

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keith replied to the topic 'H.A.S. or N+1 ? (A bit of fun.)' in the forum. yesterday

All the new Seydels have arrived safe & sound, been tested, & are all good to go. :)

Now it's just down to me. ;)

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Marcy replied to the topic 'Ragtime Annie' in the forum. yesterday

What a fun tune! At one time, I had it figured out on mandolin. I'll have to give it a try on harp.
Hope you gave the squirrels a run for their money!

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keith created a new topic ' Beginners Tabs & Exercises' in the forum. yesterday

In here you will find some, hopefully useful, exercises & tabs for the beginner to start your journey with your harmonica. :)

(Each tab should say for which harmonica it has been created - i.e. Diatonic - blues/richter, solo, or orchestra tuned - or Chromatic - thanks.)

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keith replied to the topic 'New Player Questions (pinned thread)' in the forum. yesterday

I'll create a pinned Beginners Tabs & Exercises thread for you to put your tabs into.

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Lithy replied to the topic '12 bar blues' in the forum. yesterday

Thanks so much guys. Most appreciated.
Regards.
Lithy.

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AndyT replied to the topic '12 bar blues' in the forum. yesterday

I too find Winslow Yerxa's Blues Harmonica for Dummies very useful. I bought second hand - from Abebooks, an excellent second hand book resource. As it is entirely focused on blues playing, I would advise starting with that.

Jon Gindick also has a Rock 'n' Blues harmonica bock, but I didn't get on with it's style - sort of written as a musical journey, with riffs and lessons interweaved into the narrative.

Andy

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AndyT replied to the topic 'New Player Questions (pinned thread)' in the forum. yesterday

Dexer wrote:

One thing I really miss from the old harmonica club site was the selection of tabs. There was a limited selection of tabs that were useful in developing a variety of skills. I still use a couple of those old tabs (that I memorized) as warm-up exercises. There was a basic twelve bar blues and a slow boogie shuffle that I still play. Without "in house" tabs, beginners often end up at harptabs where they have to sift through 20,000 songs (I love harptabs but, for a beginner, it's like getting thrown in at the deep end).

For me, the lack of tabs remains a shortcoming here. This isn't a "full service" site since beginners have to go looking for elsewhere for tabs and associated scales. Again, I don't suggest that we try to compete with harptabs but rather we try to restore a few dozen basic skill building tabs so that we don't have to send beginners to another site after they introduce themselves,

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Good idea, perhaps we can nominate our own favourite routines - I have a few exercises to warm up the mouth and tongue that I could tab up for example.

Andy

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Sarge created a new topic ' Ragtime Annie' in the forum. yesterday

Hey folks, I just got back from a big gathering of squirrel hunters in the Shawnee National Forest along the Illinois/Kentucky border. Lots of fun and during the Saturday night music hoe down a person requested an old dance tune called Ragtime Annie, so I thought I'd put a video of it on youtube.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU084D2JkHQ&feature=youtu.be

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Reed Smith replied to the topic 'New Player Questions (pinned thread)' in the forum. yesterday

@All,
I had forgotten about this, Dexer's post reminded me. HarpTabs has been hacked in
the last week. No idea as to the damage, or present condition, use caution.
Regards, Reed

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Dexer replied to the topic 'New Player Questions (pinned thread)' in the forum. yesterday

One thing I really miss from the old harmonica club site was the selection of tabs. There was a limited selection of tabs that were useful in developing a variety of skills. I still use a couple of those old tabs (that I memorized) as warm-up exercises. There was a basic twelve bar blues and a slow boogie shuffle that I still play. Without "in house" tabs, beginners often end up at harptabs where they have to sift through 20,000 songs (I love harptabs but, for a beginner, it's like getting thrown in at the deep end).

For me, the lack of tabs remains a shortcoming here. This isn't a "full service" site since beginners have to go looking for elsewhere for tabs and associated scales. Again, I don't suggest that we try to compete with harptabs but rather we try to restore a few dozen basic skill building tabs so that we don't have to send beginners to another site after they introduce themselves,

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